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  • Film

    September 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Jeffry Morrow of Huntington Beach Leaps to His Death from Palm Desert Resort's 6th Floor

    A 64-year-old Huntington Beach man recently ended his life in Palm Desert by jumping from a popular resort's sixth floor interior to the lobby below, according to Riverside County authorities. Jeffry Morrow intentionally leaped to his death just before 11 a.m. Tuesday at the JW Marriott Desert Spri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Protest Set for Annual National Gang Violence Conference in Anaheim

    Members of statewide law enforcement organizations and federal agencies are currently attending training sessions on gangs at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. The 22nd Annual Gang Conference started yesterday and will end on Friday, but not before police brutality groups plan to stage a protest outside. ... More >>

  • Food

    June 27, 2013

    James Republic Counts Down the Days

    This Courtyard By Marriott restaurant is not a clothing brand, but rather one of Long Beach's best new eateries

  • Culture

    May 23, 2013

    Borrow It Bindaas: Sari Soiree

    [Trendzilla] Siddhi and Riddhi Khara make dressing for Indian weddings much easier and cheaper with their rental service

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    On The Line: Todd Henderson of The Queen Mary, Part One

    We originally planned on interviewing the chef behind Sir Winston's Restaurant. Then we realized Todd Henderson was also the same chef as Chelsea Chowder House, their Tea Room, and the rest of the foodservice offered on board. Therefore, it's no exaggeration to say he governs the gourmet side of Lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    [UPDATED, W/SPECIALS!] Next OC Weekly-KCRW Good Food Happy Hour Scheduled for NEXT WEEK TONIGHT in Long Beach!

    See the end of this post for the $5 drink and entree specials!So far in the wildly successful happy hours we've co-hosted with KCRW-FM 89.9, we've given SanTana and Costa Mesa some love--but what about Long Beach, that wonderful metropolis that no one in journalism seems to live except us (and eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Next OC Weekly-KCRW Good Food Happy Hour Scheduled for August 16 in Long Beach!

    So far in the wildly successful happy hours we've co-hosted with KCRW-FM 89.9, we've given SanTana and Costa Mesa some love--but what about Long Beach, that wonderful metropolis that no one in journalism seems to live except us (and even then, we're forgetful lovers)? This gnawed at me after our las ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Pyramid Scheme

    Men boasting CIA and FBI ties met in Newport Beach to convince a mysterious billionaire to buy into a secret economy, and nothing was what it seemed

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    SoCal Film Festival Keeps Chugging in Surf City

    ​Last October, amid much glitz, glamour but light attendance, the first ever Anaheim International Film Festival premiered, and while it's not quite one-and-done, organizers plan this year to sprinkle festival screenings in with regular UltraLuxe of GardeWalk programming throughout the fall. Meanw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    On The Line: Manuel Gonzalez Of TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Part Two

    Kevin Lara​As we continue our three-part series with Chef Gonzalez, we learn about his stints working for a couple of gregarious chefs. He also makes reference to a picky Brewmaster and notorious oysters. Stay tuned for tomorrow's finale, where Manny shows us how to do seafood right. To catch up o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    What You Missed: Sarah Palin, Anaheim Film Festival BMX Exhibition, Artopia, the National

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​It been a drizzly last few days, but that didn't stop the weekend--as part of our Anaheim Film Festival coverage, photographer Keith May visited the Anaheim Garden Walk for their BMX exhibition. Sarah Palin also rallied her Mama Grizzlies in Anaheim that day (scary). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Hilton Workers File Yet Another Complaint

    ​Labor complaints and HEI Hotels and Hospitality-owned properties go together like dinner mints and pillows. The latest wave comes from Long Beach Hilton workers who claim they are being denied 10 minute breaks required under state law.Like workers at the HEI-owned Embassy Suites in Irvine, the Oc ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2010

    Drake Doremus' 'Douchebag' at Sundance

    OC stage prodigy-turned-filmmaker Drake Doremus brings his 'very personal' movie to Park City, Utah

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Aliso Viejo to Allow Table Showers (for One Particular Business)

    Soon to be legal at one Aliso Viejo business. ​Massage parlor owners rejoice! The city of Aliso Viejo is in the process of changing local law so that you and other hands-on businesses in town can operate table showers, which are just what the name implies: tables where p ... More >>

  • Film

    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    As Relevance Wanes, Another Mr. Irrelevant Comes to Town

    Photo by Christopher VictorioThe one, the only, the 256th Ryan Succop.If you were out at Newport Dunes last evening and heard a lot of, "S'up, Succop?" that probably was not from someone suffering from uncurable hiccups but greeting the Man of the Hour, whose last name is pronounced "suck up," as in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Even Swanky Hotel Owners Can't Afford Their Mortgage

    Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc., a San Clemente-based real estate investment trust, will default on the June mortgage payment for its swanky W Hotel San Diego property and turn over the 258-room downtown hotel to lenders, after failing to lower interest payments.The hotel has been hurt by "significant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Haunted OC Hotspots

    In honor of Halloween the OC Weekly has compiled a list of haunted Orange County locations courtesy the database of haunted places on So take some time and have a read. Even if you don't believe in ghosts, at least you can learn about some local legends and scare yourself silly! M ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007
  • Columns

    August 23, 2007

    It's Your Money

    But the government spends it

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: iPhone Thumb Surgery?

    Picking themselves up with your bootstraps: The lobbyists at the Orange County Tourism Council believe they are entitled yet again to a public handout. And, once again, they're going to get it without even a minute of public debate. The board of supervisors placed on its Tuesday consent calender a ... More >>

  • Features

    August 9, 2007

    2007: a Comic-Con Odyssey

    Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love sleep deprivation, huge crowds and wonderful toys

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    Comic-Con Survival Guide

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! How to have the maximum amount of fun at Comic-Con

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    Convention of horrors

    I should have known better. Years of Comic-con attendance have taught me that geek-convention faux pas 101 is to show up late and somehow expect you'll be able to get inside quickly. True, I had overslept, and the fact that the FANGORIA WEEKEND OF HORRORS convention was being held at the "Burbank Ai ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 4, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    April 26 - May 2

  • Features

    May 26, 2005

    Internal Affairs

    Ex-Orange County assistant sheriff George Jaramillo pleaded no contest Monday to two felonies and agreed to a year in jail. Here is a story from our archives about how Sheriff Mike Carona and his top deputy planned a dynasty

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Cleveland Rocked

    Vote for Change and Vote Often

  • Columns

    April 15, 2004
  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Poet as Prophet

    Mike Barnets call of the wild

  • Columns

    November 20, 2003
  • Columns

    September 4, 2003

    Cleaning House!

    Arnold & Arianna, happy at last

  • Columns

    April 3, 2003

    Make Love, Not War

    I confess . . .

  • Unknown

    February 27, 2003
  • News

    June 20, 2002

    The Ride of Their Lives

    Residents say, No way to city officials who want to bulldoze their neighborhood to build roller coasters

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Check Out

    OC hotels stop labor organizing by asking employees one question: Are you here legally?

  • Music

    February 11, 1999

    For Christ's Sake

    The OC Supertones, the Pope and the rise of the new Christian rock

  • Features

    September 10, 1998

    Give It the Old College Guide*

    The finer (and lesser) points of local institutions